Celebrity Snippets: Sean Bean, James Franco & More
* Co-stars Tyrese Gibson and James Franco were fighting for real during boxing scenes in new movie Annapolis after a few stray punches landed. The pair play fierce rivals in the film, set at the US Navy's tough training facility, and their feelings for each other came out in the boxing ring. Gibson recalls, "There were a few oopsies. I call them oopsies because his face wasn't supposed to be there, my face wasn't supposed to be there. I was like, 'OK, James!' It got serious at one point but I don't really want to talk about that."
* Colin Farrell wears the same pair of underpants on every film he makes, to bring good luck to the movie set. The star, famous for being linked with some of the most beautiful women in Hollywood, refuses to throw away the underpants - and they have supported him through seven big budget blockbusters. Farrell says, "I don't wear them to the discos and the clubs. They're only for the first day of filming. Shamrock shorts - not very glamorous! I've worn the same pair for about seven films now."
* Star Trek actor William Shatner will host the inaugural Golden Groundhog Awards on February 2 to honor the best underground movie of 2005. To qualify, competing films must have made less than $1 million at the US box office.
* Andrew Lloyd Webber is working on an eight-week BBC reality TV series in which he searches for a new star to play Maria in his London stage production of "The Sound of Music."
* Reality TV icon Richard Hatch faces 13 years in prison after being found guilty of failing to pay tax on his $1 million winnings from the first Survivor show. Hatch has started serving his sentence, which is to be announced, because he is considered a flight risk.
* Movie mogul Woody Allen has reportedly bought a $25.9 million Upper East Side, New York home with 16 rooms and 10 fireplaces.
(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)
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